Current with changes through Ch. 22 of the 2022 First Special Legislative Session
Section 40.1-27.4 - Discipline for employee's medicinal use of cannabis oil prohibitedA. As used in this section, "cannabis oil" means the same as that term is defined in § 54.1-3408.3. B. No employer shall discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee for such employee's lawful use of cannabis oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practitioner for the treatment or to eliminate the symptoms of the employee's diagnosed condition or disease pursuant to § 54.1-3408.3. C. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection B, nothing in this section shall (i) restrict an employer's ability to take any adverse employment action for any work impairment caused by the use of cannabis oil or to prohibit possession during work hours, (ii) require an employer to commit any act that would cause the employer to be in violation of federal law or that would result in the loss of a federal contract or federal funding, or (iii) require any defense industrial base sector employer or prospective employer, as defined by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, to hire or retain any applicant or employee who tests positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in excess of 50 ng/ml for a urine test or 10 pg/mg for a hair test. 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 395.Added by Acts 2021SP1 c. 395,§ 1, eff. 7/1/2021.